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  1. airspace, air spacenoun

    the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth

  2. airspacenoun

    the atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction

    "the plane was refused permission to enter Chinese airspace"


  1. airspacenoun

    A specified portion of the atmosphere, especially that under the technical aviation control and/or jurisdiction of a particular state over which territory (and territorial waters) it lies.

    Various European countries transferred the aviation control of their adjoining airspace to Eurocontrol, while each retaining legal jurisdiction

  2. airspacenoun

    A designated part of the sky for aircraft use.

  3. airspacenoun

    Space (i.e. a few neighboring frequencies) available for broadcasting within a particular frequency band.

    The legalisation of free radios caused a bitter fight for airspace.

  4. airspacenoun

    The portion of an enclosed area which contains air, especially breathable air.

  5. airspacenoun

    The cavity in a cavity wall containing air for insulation.


  1. Airspace

    Airspace means the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere. It is not the same as aerospace, which is the general term for Earth's atmosphere and the outer space in its vicinity. ⁕Controlled airspace exists where it is deemed necessary that air traffic control has some form of positive executive control over aircraft flying in that airspace. ⁕Uncontrolled airspace is airspace in which air traffic control does not exert any executive authority, although it may act in an advisory manner. Airspace may be further subdivided into a variety of areas and zones, including those where there are either restrictions on flying activities or complete prohibition of flying activities. By international law, the notion of a country's sovereign airspace corresponds with the maritime definition of territorial waters as being 12 nautical miles out from a nation's coastline. Airspace not within any country's territorial limit is considered international, analogous to the "high seas" in maritime law. However, a country may, by international agreement, assume responsibility for controlling parts of international airspace, such as those over the oceans. For instance, the United States provides air traffic control services over a large part of the Pacific Ocean, even though the airspace is international.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airspace in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airspace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of airspace in a Sentence

  1. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    We are a democracy. We don't have fences around our airspace, so we've got to find the right balance between living in a free and open society, and security and the protection of federal buildings.

  2. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The targets were hit without going into Syrian airspace. If there was a need, we would have gone into Syrian airspace as well.

  3. Hennadiy Zubko:

    All the recommendations from the ICAO( International Civil Aviation Organization) were carried out... Ukraine closed its airspace below 9,750 meters( 32,000 feet).

  4. Jim Risch:

    These fighters are critical to improving Taiwan's ability to defend its sovereign airspace, which is under increasing pressure from the People's Republic of China.

  5. Robert Thomas:

    They have the capacity and the capability in international waters and international airspace anywhere on the globe. That's the important point, the decisions that are pending with regard to collective self-defense will clearly allow the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces to interact with, frankly, a lot of international partners, not just the US Seventh Fleet, in a more flexible fashion.

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